Set and Prop Design

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What's the difference between set dressing and a prop? Between a costume accessory and a personal prop? As part of their study of set and prop design, class members engage in a series of activities that prepare them to design a prop for a character from the musical Oliver, and a set design for Fagin's den or Mr. Brown's house.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Ask individuals to examine images of sets and props for another stage play or musical available online and then respond to the questions of Worksheet 6
Classroom Considerations
  • Familiarity with Sam Holcroft's The Wardrobe and Lionel Bart's musical Oliver! would be advantageous but not required
  • Presumes class members have a basic knowledge of stagecraft and set design elements
  • Designers must incorporate theatre terminology in their presentations to demonstrate their understanding of set design and considerations
  • The 26-page packet includes links to helpful websites and other online resources
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